The South Island

Te Wāipounamu - "Waters of Greenstone" is the maori name for the South Island of NEW ZEALAND.
We like to call it... the backyard.
Effectively a floating fossil of Gondwanaland, the South Island has all the qualities of a continent. One of the last, great, untouched wilderness areas found in the Southern Hemisphere, having close to 3 million hectares of it recognised as a World Heritage site. "Te Wahipounamu – South West New Zealand" as it is offically known as is a UNESCO World Heritage Area encapsulating Fiordland, Mt Aspiring, Westland Tai Poutini and Aoraki/Mount Cook National Parks; making up a natural wilderness that is quite simply as good as it gets.
  • Into to the Wild


    Earth's wilderness areas are not as common as they once were, yet most of the South Island is wild. Here, untamed rivers flow through mountainous terrain where fish & game are in high abundance. Beneath New Zealand's highest peaks & icefields are hundreds of rivers, streams & spring creeks that course their way through vast stretches of undisturbed wilderness.

    *Stravon Safaris holds concessions to land on conservation lands throughout the South Island, providing further wilderness experiences.